In an early post I uploaded a PowerPoint presentation highlighting some of the historic settings in Chinatown and the Plaza de Los Angeles where Chaplin filmed his early masterpiece The Kid (1921). You can download the 60 MB file here. In honor of The San Francisco Silent Film Festival’s January 11, 2014 screening of The Kid, I am presenting a few static images from this presentation. You can read about all of the locations, many not covered here, in my book Silent Traces.
Here is a post about The Artist being filmed at the Pickford Mansion and The Kid mansion.
Here is a full post about Chaplin filming The Kid on Olvera Street
All images from Chaplin films made from 1918 onwards, copyright © Roy Export Company Establishment. CHARLES CHAPLIN, CHAPLIN, and the LITTLE TRAMP, photographs from and the names of Mr. Chaplin’s films are trademarks and/or service marks of Bubbles Incorporated SA and/or Roy Export Company Establishment. Used with permission.
Very nice PowerPoint presentation of the Chaplin sites! Excellent blending of the old versus contemporary aerial views and really enjoyed seeing images of the rugged Chinatown before Union Station went in. Very nice job!
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Ducommun St is misspelled in your post (it’s got 2 “u”s & one “o”. It’s named after the Ducommun family. The company they started in 1849 is still going. It’s the oldest business in California.
Thank you so much for catching that – I corrected the spelling right away. Thanks again, John